How to Teach Online Quran and Earn Money? A Simplified Guide for Beginners

Some have narrated by Uthman ibn Affan that the prophet Muhammed peace be upon him said: ”The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it”. But what about if you want to teach it for a living? can you teach online quran and earn money?

This hadith exists in Sahih Al Bukhari. If anything can be learned from this short yet very meaningful hadith it is that passing on the Quran is a treasure, a gift, a chance to be the best, and nothing but the best.

Can you teach the quran online and earn money?

 Although faith is not about competing with others but rather a desire to become our finest and purest and most faithful versions of ourselves. This means that learning the Quran for this particular purpose is a very enlightening and rewarding journey and one of the finest ways to spend our time here on earth and perhaps the shortest route to heaven. 

Muslims teach the Quran for free to be granted the heavenly reward in Akhirah. In many Islamic countries, a person who teaches the Quran is a Muhhafiz or Muhafiza for a woman. To become one they must first learn the whole with a specific qira’a and get a certification to be able to pass on the Quran. 

While many people can offer this service for free, some of them may teach the Quran for money as a job Whether online or offline. And if you are wondering wherever you are, how can you teach the Quran online and earn money? Here is how:

To teach the Quran online and earn money you must first get certified as a Muhhafiz. Join a website that offers Quran-teaching services or sessions. Teach people from all over the world how to learn the Quran. 

To further go in-depth, let’s break down the process, dig deeper and find out more about each phase. 

What do I need to become a Quran teacher or a Muhaffiz?

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If you want to teach the Quran or become a Quran teacher you must be fully aware of how it is read according to the rules of tajweed and the reading or qira’a you choose. The only way to fulfill this demand is to learn the Quran from a Muhaffiz who has an Ijaza or a license or certification.

This license is a testimony from the authorized Sheikh to the student that he has memorized and recited the entire Qur’an to him with intonation and perfection of the narration or narrations that are permitted, and he has become qualified to recite it, and by obtaining this permission the reader will have contacted his chain of transmission to the Prophet, may peace be upon him, and became part of the chain of transmitters of the Quran. 

What is a qira’a or a recitation?

It is how the Quran is read and recited. The difference between different recitations is phonetic and linguistic. Meaning a word may be pronounced or read differently but the meaning remains unchanged. 

How many recitations or qira’at are there? 

There are 10 recitations of the Holy Quran. (you can listen to all of the quran for free here) Each is recognized, taught, and used in reciting the Quran. Some recitations are more popular than others and dominant in specific countries. For example Hafs an Asim qira’a is very common in Egypt. While Warsh an Nafi’ recitation is more common in North Africa. 

  1. Nafiʽ al-Madani recitation.
  2. Ibn Kathir al-Makki recitation.
  3. Abu Amr of Basra recitation.
  4. Ibn Amir ad-Dimashqi recitation.
  5. Aasim ibn Abi al-Najud recitation.
  6. Hamzah az-Zaiyyat recitation.
  7. Al-Kisa’i recitation.
  8. Abu Jaafar al-Madani recitation.
  9. Yaqoub al-Hadrami recitation.
  10. Khalaf ibn Hisham recitation.

Can I teach the Quran for money?

If you are asking whether it is halal to receive money for teaching or even reciting the Quran, then the answer is yes. According to this hadith

حَدَّثَنِي سِيدَانُ بْنُ مُضَارِبٍ أَبُو مُحَمَّدٍ الْبَاهِلِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مَعْشَرٍ الْبَصْرِيُّ ـ هُوَ صَدُوقٌ ـ يُوسُفُ بْنُ يَزِيدَ الْبَرَّاءُ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ الأَخْنَسِ أَبُو مَالِكٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي مُلَيْكَةَ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، أَنَّ نَفَرًا، مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَرُّوا بِمَاءٍ فِيهِمْ لَدِيغٌ ـ أَوْ سَلِيمٌ ـ فَعَرَضَ لَهُمْ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْمَاءِ فَقَالَ هَلْ فِيكُمْ مِنْ رَاقٍ إِنَّ فِي الْمَاءِ رَجُلاً لَدِيغًا أَوْ سَلِيمًا‏.‏ فَانْطَلَقَ رَجُلٌ مِنْهُمْ فَقَرَأَ بِفَاتِحَةِ الْكِتَابِ عَلَى شَاءٍ، فَبَرَأَ، فَجَاءَ بِالشَّاءِ إِلَى أَصْحَابِهِ فَكَرِهُوا ذَلِكَ وَقَالُوا أَخَذْتَ عَلَى كِتَابِ اللَّهِ أَجْرًا‏.‏ حَتَّى قَدِمُوا الْمَدِينَةَ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَخَذَ عَلَى كِتَابِ اللَّهِ أَجْرًا‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ إِنَّ أَحَقَّ مَا أَخَذْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ أَجْرًا كِتَابُ اللَّهِ ‏”‏‏


Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

“Some of the companions of the Prophet passed by some people staying at a place where there was water, and one of those people had been stung by a scorpion.

A man from those staying near the water came and said to the companions of the Prophet, “Is there anyone among you who can do Ruqya as near the water there is a person who has been stung by a scorpion.” So one of the Prophet’s companions went to him and recited Surat-al-Fatiha for a sheep as his fees.

The patient got cured and the man brought the sheep to his companions who disliked that and said, “You have taken wages for reciting Allah’s Book.

” When they arrived at Medina, they said, ‘ O Allah’s Apostle! (This person) has taken wages for reciting Allah’s Book” On that Allah’s Apostle said, “You are most entitled to take wages for doing a Ruqya with Allah’s Book.”

Yes. You can teach the Quran for money and still get rewarded and receive hasanat and have a very high place spiritually. 

Where can I teach the Quran?

You can teach the Quran in your local community. After having obtained ijaza, you can start welcoming students. Students who will learn the Quran the same way you did, and learn the same recitation qira’a. You can extend your services and start teaching online. 

Teaching Quran online

Teaching the Quran online will enable you to welcome students from all over the world. This is very rewarding especially if you pass on the Quran to those who have a shortage of Quran teachers in their countries. 

Where can I teach the Quran online for money?

There are plenty of websites on which you can sign up to become a Quran teacher for money. 

Do I have to speak Arabic to teach quran?

Yes. You have to know how to read and write standard Arabic to understand the Quran, learn it, and eventually teach it. However, you don’t have to be a native Arabic speaker. Arabic, like many languages, can be learned at any age and by anyone. 


If you wish to teach quran online for money, do the following:

  • Learn Standard Arabic Well
  • Learn Quran from a Muhhafiz with a certification
  • Get certified or licensed as well in a specific recitation
  • Teach quran to students
  • Teach quran on online platform and earn money


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    Posted June 20, 2023 4:57 pm

    It’s a good idea for me and I will look forward for your response as soon as.

  • Hafiza Zainab
    Posted July 4, 2023 3:53 pm

    I like teaching and learning the Holy Qur’an very much, so I want to follow the hadith that our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) told us and learn the Qur’an and teach it to everyone.

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    Posted July 10, 2023 8:07 pm

    Quran is the best guide book for all muslims.

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    Posted July 10, 2023 8:08 pm

    Quran teaches us the best way to live our lives.

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